About Us

“Bridging Youth Policy, Practice, and Research”

Vision

AYPF’s vision is that all young people will be able to meet their full potential in school, career, and civic life as a result of our commitment to educate, inform, and engage policymakers in the development of effective and supportive youth policies. Our vision is informed by four guiding principles:

·      Student-Centered Learning

·      Advancement Upon Mastery

·      Multiple Pathways to Success

·      Creating Collaborative Systems that Support Youth

At its core, AYPF is a non-partisan convener. We bring policymakers, practitioners, and researchers together to frame issues, inform policy, and create conversations about improving education and young people’s lives.

We identify the most pertinent high-quality information on youth issues available and provide a forum for prominent leaders in government, programming, and research, as well as the youth themselves, to share their viewpoints and expertise about the policies and practices that improve outcomes for all youth.

Mission

AYPF’s mission is to broaden the awareness and understanding of policymakers and to strengthen the youth policymaking process by bridging policy, practice, and research. We do this by identifying the most pertinent high-quality information on youth issues available and providing a forum for prominent leaders in government, programming, and research, as well as the youth themselves, to share their viewpoints and expertise about the policies and practices that improve outcomes for all youth.

 

 

AYPF gets me inside schools and programs in a way that allows me to ask policy-related questions and hear the questions others are asking. 

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